Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit

Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources 

This guide provides information on locating

military unit histories and individual service

records of discharged, retired, and deceased

military personnel. It also provides information

on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for

military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.

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Appeals of Denied Claims

You have the right to appeal any benefits decision made by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The VA appeals process is set in law and is different from other judicial appeals processes.

The Board of Veterans Appeals

The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

How To Appeal A Denied Claim

Send Your Documents,

Forms & Evidence here...

Use Certified Mail!!!

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

Regional Loan Center

Contact Information

Vocational Rehabilitation

and Employment

Contact your VARO

Pension Management Centers

Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices

VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

Find your region here.


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we update the VAWatchdog?

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in Congress say and do.

Pinups For Veterans

VA Form 21-526EZ

Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance

/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement
VA Form 21-534 EZ
Application for DIC,

Death Pension
Change of Address​

Add Your Dependents

Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

VA Form 4140

I am a Veteran

Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be

eligible for a broad range of

programs and services

provided by the

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

A general list of other Federal agencies that

offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

Veteran Proud

Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads

When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing​

Permanent & Total   P & T

What does that mean for you?


The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.

9 different ages for claiming Social Security --

and what they mean to you

Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retired seniors, and as

an eligible worker, you get an eight-year window to start taking benefits. Here are the various

ages at which you might claim Social Security, and their impact on your benefits.

Website Monitoring Tool
Veterans Clinical Psychologist

Jim; Not sure if you have seen this yet. I’ve attached an “invitation” one of our clients received inviting

him to participate in the RAMP program.  I would highly recommend any veteran getting one of these to seek the advice of an attorney. We can definitely see where making the wrong selection could be detrimental. We're happy to offer free evaluations to any veteran who gets a RAMP letter

  /s/ Julie Glover

V.A. homebuyers often turned away

Hundreds of thousands of veterans and active duty military call San Diego County home,

but a group says they are facing big disadvantages when trying to buy a house here.

The San Diego Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals says more than

60 percent of listings in the county won't accept offers with V.A. loans.

Veterans Law Attorney
Veterans Law Attorney

NOBODY is coming after your TDIU benefits.

Learn the facts about Unemployability here.

Web site building and management services
Veterans Law Attorney

Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans

and a member of the

Stateside Legal Advisory Board.

New VA appeals status tool provides tracking

and transparency for Veterans

VA launched a new update for the appeals status tracker and now Veterans with a compensation appeal can view their past and current appeals issues, receive alerts for deadlines when action is required, preview the next events in their timeline, and see estimates of how long it will take to reach those events.

Upgrade Your My HealtheVet Account to Premium
Wondering why you should consider upgrading to a Premium My HealtheVet account? A Premium account gives My HealtheVet members the highest level of access to My HealtheVet features.

House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

The Committee values all feedback.
Mailing Address
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
335 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Office: (202) 225-3527   Fax: (202) 225-5486

The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See
You have more control over your ultimate Social Security benefits than you might think.

Here's how to get the most out of the program.

“The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers”

It’s one of Shakespeare's more famous lines. The line was said by a character called Dick

The Butcher. His friend and fellow plotter of all things grandiose, Jack Cade, was promoting his

idea of a utopia if all would pledge allegiance to him as king. Mr. Butcher was suggesting to Mr.

Cade that if they removed the lawyers as barriers to their plans, Mr. Cade could become the

king and all would be well in the paradise he’d create. Shakespeare tells us that if we want false

promises we should rid ourselves of the people who are our guardians of the rule of law...attorneys.
It now appears that the state of Minnesota (and others) would like for veterans to be rid of their representative attorneys and give themselves over to the
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

This latest veterans nanny state tells you bluntly that they work for free and that veterans law

attorneys want your money. They're so convinced of their CVSO superiority they've enacted

unenforceable legislation to require attorneys to issue disclaimers to potential clients that the

nanny state can do the same attorney-level high quality of work for them for FREE.

What's wrong with this picture?

Check out the MDVA CVSO job description

Read along and learn

of the latest government sanctioned scam being pulled on veterans.

VETERANS: Send Dr. Valette your PTSD, or mental health C&P exam 
Briefly state if you think there is an error in the exam, or if you are underrated. Dr. Valette

will review it for accuracy or errors and provide you with a short summary of his findings.   
For Two Weeks Only   
NO CHARGE    May 1st - 14th only   
In the email subject line state:  C&P exam review
Email your C&P exam to:  

Compensation Based on Individual Unemployability (IU)

​General Information on IU Claims     Evaluating Evidence to Establish Entitlement to IU

​Special Considerations in IU Claims    

Rating Decision Addressing a Veteran’s Failure to Complete a Field Examination

​Poverty Threshold Information   ​​

Why Do So Many Recent Veterans Dislike Police Officers?

The first answer, which some have said to me, is that the cops treat them like they treated

Afghans and Iraqis, with weapons, flex-ties, and shouts that often were not understood. A

second answer is that while our vets were off fighting our wars, a lot of local police 

militarized after 9/11, getting body armor, military helmets, automatic weapons, and even wheeled armored vehicles. But a third, more complex answer, on top of those two, is that the soldiers feel they were well trained to use all that tactical gear, but that the police are not — and that is dangerous.

Veterans Medical Malpractice Attorney

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Income Withholding and Medical Support for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a claim or appeal and MOPH is your representative

You're going to need some help!

The Veterans Law Attorneys you see here on the

​VAWatchdog will be happy to speak with you.

Life Insurance
VA provides Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families with $1.3 trillion

in insurance coverage each year. VA also offers a variety of life insurance options

VA Benefits for Your Child

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits for the children of veterans:

(1) education benefits — servicemembers may transfer the GI Bill to their dependent

children before leaving service; (2) health care — CHAMPVA provides coverage to eligible

dependent children; (3) life insurance — family coverage is available to members insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI); and (4) memorial benefits — minor or unmarried adult children may be eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. Also, specific benefits are available for children of servicemembers who died or were seriously injured in the line of duty.​​

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus & Secondary Mental Health Ratings

Dr. Brett Valette explains the connection

Has your hearing loss and tinnitus caused anxiety and depression?

There's a reason for that.

7 Factors That'll Affect Your Social Security Check
Everything you need to know about your retirement benefit.

​The importance of Social Security for retired Americans simply can't be overstated. Each month, 62.1 million payouts are made to eligible beneficiaries, nearly 69% of whom are retired workers. Of these retirees, more than 3 out of 5 lean on Social Security to account for at least half of their income. 

Et tu Iowa???


Who knew Iowa was so pissed off at veterans law attorneys?? Apparently damn few because once

Iowa enacted the law requiring a draconian disclosure statement, the state AG had a look

and determined it was unenforceable, a waste of time and since it was enacted

in 2015, no veterans law attorney has been charged with a violation.

Veterans Medical Opinion Doctor

White House Can't Believe People Are Skeptical 

Of Its Comically Unqualified V.A. Nominee

While Jackson is, by all accounts, a capable doctor who served the previous two presidents after

returning from Iraq, he has no management experience whatsoever, which is the sort of thing

that has historically been a prerequisite for running a 360,000-person, nearly $200 billion federal

agency. But don’t mention that to the Trump administration, which, in the face of criticism re:

Dr. Ronny, has adopted the official position of basically responding, How DARE you?

Documents published and from Veterans Affairs Department

Schedule for Rating Disabilities:
Organs of Special Sense and Schedule of Ratings Eye

Senate Delays Confirmation Hearings For White House Doctor Ronny Jackson

The postponement appears to be related to questions about qualifications and past conduct.

How Trump’s Trans Military Ban Backfired. Spectacularly.
The president’s efforts to implement a ban on transgender troops has met all-round criticism,

as well as defeat in the courts. He may have only helped the cause of trans equality.

Dear Jim's Mailbag...

Is squamous cell carcinoma presumptive to service during Desert Storm?

​Student loan debt discharge for 100% TDIU veterans?

​Is there any truth to the rumor about 100% benefits after age 70?

VA Caregiver: when is one assigned?

Do I need Medicare Part B if I am 100% service connected disabled?

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) and benefits?

Reconsideration Requests for Benefits?

Vet Centers and treatment for addiction?

Want answers to these questions and a whole lot more? Click here.

Veterans Law Attorney
Veterans Law Attorney

VA Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"

What is the "nexus" and why is it important? 
To get benefits, you must meet three tests. You need to show:
eligibility by your military service,
diagnosis of a "condition," and
evidence that the condition started during your military service or, if your

condition was preexisting, that it was aggravated by military service.
This third test is the connection or "nexus" between what happened

to you in the military and your current medical condition.

In the Spotlight
Keeping Up with All Your VA Appointments
My HealtheVet can help Veterans organize and schedule health care appointments.

Veterans Law Attorney

Ronny Jackson’s VA nomination on the rocks
His confirmation hearing may be postponed as senators weigh potentially new

negative information about the Veteran Affairs secretary nominee.

Veterans Questions and Answers

Military Order of the Purple Heart

to Abolish MOPH National Service Program.

​It is with a heavy heart and great disappointment that I share my plan to abolish the MOPH National Service Program. Effective today I have ceased program acceptance of POAs, processing of new claims and granting/renewal of certifications. In conjunction with the Area Managers I have implemented a four (4) phase shout down of the program.
Phase 1 - May 4, 2018 - First release of employees. Relatively new NSOs providing minimal contributions.

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Dependents, Pension


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Christian Science Monitor

Choice Program

Billing Issues
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CNN Sources

"Contact Your Representative!!!"
Who are my representatives?

C & P Exams

Everything You Need To Survive

Contact Your Representative
Discharges & Military Records

Daily Caller

Daily Beast

DENIED!!!   How To Appeal


Education For Dependents

Defense Threat Reduction Agency



Child Support  Alimony

Benefits Garnishment

My HealtheVet Website

The Federal Register

Financial Times

FOX News

Free Beacon

GUNS Weapons   Concealed Carry

NICS     Veterans 2nd Amendment Rights


Gulf News

The Guardian

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

The Hill


IMO  IME  DBQs   Nexus Letters

India Times


Independent Expert  Medical Opinions

The Jerusalem Post


Medical Records Review

Marijuana   &  VA  DRUG TESTING & VA

Moscow Times

M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual
National Personnel Records Center

New York Times
Mother Jones

National Enquirer

Patient Record Flags

New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea



Records of the Veterans Administration [VA]

Radio Garden

Real Clear Politics



Smoking Gun

Socialist Worker


The Sun

Talking Points Memo


USA Today

U.S. Medicine
Veterans Benefits Administration
Fact Sheets

The VA App Store

VA urges veterans to be
screened for hepatitis C

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn
Pit Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers

VA Payment for Emergency Care

The Veterans Law Library

Ventusky Weather Wind Map

Veterans Benefits Administration
Benefit Brochures

Veterans injured by service wait
years for compensation hearings

Vietnam War Resources


Washington Post
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Welcome to Military Disney Tips!

Weekly World News

World Net Daily
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Mental health resources for veterans, families

Many state and local organizations help

veterans and their families.

Here are some resources for mental

health and suicide prevention.

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These lawyers & doctors will

review your case for FREE!

What are you waiting for?

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VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility

The VA Benefit Eligibility Matrix

There are additional benefits that you may be

eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for

a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances.

These are known as derivatives.

Veterans Nutrition Vitamins Supplements

The White House Veterans

Complaint Line is open


Military Veteran T-Shirt
Dysfunctional Veteran Cap
Tactical Military Gear
Federal Register
Agent Orange Newsletter
Veterans App Store
Hepatitis C Treatment

Veterans notified of potential VA eBenefits breach

The issue has to do with the VA's eBenefits where some of the veterans' information has

reportedly been compromised. 

VA Benefit Identifier
National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is pleased to present the first of its kind app for use by military veterans and their advocates, available

for download through the NVLSP website,  

Apple App Store, or Google Play Store. This application helps veterans, with or without the assistance of a veteran’s advocate, determine specific VA benefits to which they are likely entitled.